Privacy Policy

We are Dry July Limited.

We provide:

  • the Dry July Website (at (at (the Dry July Website); and
  • the Dry July program (Dry July).

We respect your right to privacy. This Dry July Privacy Policy sets out:

  • how we may collect your personal information;
  • how we will handle the personal information which we collect; and
  • how and why we may use and disclose this information from time to time.

This Dry July Privacy Policy forms part of "Our Agreement". By agreeing to Our Agreement, you consent to the collection, and use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Dry July Privacy Policy.

We may review and update this Dry July Privacy Policy from time to time to take account of, for example, new laws, technology and changes to Dry July or the Dry July Website. We will notify you through regular notifications posted on the Dry July Website. We will also notify you on this page.

You should review this page regularly.

You should direct any questions or complaints to our Privacy Officer at [email protected]. We will endeavour to respond to any complaint within a reasonable time (usually 30 days). If you are not satisfied with our response, you may take your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

You should not be a participant with Dry July, make any donations or place any purchase orders on the Dry July Website, or access or use the Dry July Website if you do not agree to anything in this Dry July Privacy Policy.

This Dry July Privacy Policy was last updated on 20 May 2015.

Personal information which may be collected by us

We may collect the following personal information:

  1. Information relating to Your Account: In accordance with Our Agreement we require all Participants to have an active account with us (Account). To open your Account you must provide us with certain personal information and we will collect and hold this information. We require this to be able to identify you and for security purposes. If you choose not to provide the personal information we request, we will not be able to let you open or keep open your Account. We may also collect information relating to your use of your Account.
  2. Your Content: You may post on or make available to the Dry July Website your content and information, including information about you and the actions you take, any photos, video, or text or other forms of content (Your Content). Your Content will be publicly available. You grant us a licence to Your Content under Our Agreement.
  3. Being a part of Dry July: If you are a Participant or Donor, we may collect and hold information in relation to your participation with Dry July. This may include information such as who you sponsor or who sponsors you, donations made by you or related to you (if you are a Participant) and purchase orders placed by you. If you choose to use our opt-in services, we will ask you for the information needed to send the communication or have it sent to you and we may keep information about our communications with you.
  4. Using the Dry July Website: We collect and hold details of your access to and use of the Dry July Website. This includes your browser type and IP address. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.

Information we will not collect

We do not collect any credit card or debit card information from you.

All donations and payments are made through the Braintree Payment System ( (Payment System). The provider of the Payment System may retain your payment and credit card details. We do not collect or hold your credit card information, either from you or from the Payment System provider. Click here ( to view the Payment System provider's privacy policy.

Access to and use of your personal information

Your personal information may be used by us to:

  • verify your identity;
  • if you are a Participant, enable you to open and use Your Account;
  • if you are a Participant, have a profile page on the Dry July Website;
  • enable you to be a Participant or Donor;
  • enable you to otherwise access and use the Dry July Website, including uploading and
    sharing Your Content;
  • troubleshooting and rectifying or altering Dry July;
  • facilitate the sharing of Your Content;
  • administer and manage Dry July and the Dry July Website;
  • administer and manage your access to and use of the Dry July Website;
  • communicate with our Payment System;
  • maintain, undertake research into and develop Dry July and the Dry July Website; and communicate with you, or permit other people to communicate with you, in accordance with Our Agreement; and
  • provide you with information about future Dry July events and initiatives which may be of interest to you.

Other people's information

If you provide to Dry July or post on or make available to the Dry July Website any personal information of another person, you must:

  • have that person's prior written consent to do so;
  • ensure they are aware of this Dry July Privacy Policy; and
  • ensure their consent allows us to use and disclose their personal information in the same way that we may use and disclose your personal information.

Disclosure of your personal information

In order to be able to manage Dry July and operate the Dry July Website, we may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purposes:

  • if you are a Participant, to open and use your Account;
  • so you can access and use the Dry July Website, including uploading and sharing Your Content;
  • so we can administer, manage and support Dry July and the Dry July Website for you (including your access to and use of the Dry July Website);
  • so we can ensure your donations and purchase orders are properly accounted for with the Payment System provider;
  • so we can fulfil your purchase orders;
  • so we can undertake research into and develop Dry July and the Dry July Website to make it better.

The types of organisations to which we disclose information for these purposes include:

  • organisations which carry out IT services for us related to Dry July and the Dry July Website including our physical housing, monitoring and backup of the servers for the Dry July Website, support and maintenance for the Dry July Website;
  • organisations which provide services to enable fulfilment of your purchase orders

Some of these third parties are located overseas. Singapore is the main overseas country in which these recipients of your personal information are located.

If you consent to the disclosure of your personal information overseas, Dry July will not be responsible for ensuring overseas entities' compliance with Australian privacy law (including the Australian Privacy Principles) in relation to that personal information

If you are a Participant we will display your name and image on your profile page of the Dry July Website. Your email address or other contact information will not be displayed in any form through the Dry July Website. If you are a Donor we will normally display your name on the profile page of the Participant to whom you have made a donation. When making a donation, you have the option of checking a box marked "Anonymous Donation". If you check this box, your name will not be disclosed to the Participant nor will your name be displayed on the Dry July Website.

If you are a Participant, we may also provide your postcode information from your Account to Google Maps (but not other personal information) so Google Maps can display information about participation in Dry July. This is unlikely to identify you.

We may also disclose information to third parties you have indicated you want to share your information with for a particular purpose, including through opting in to a particular form of communication (by checking a box or by other means that allows Dry July to pass your information onto third parties). This may include beneficiaries, third parties that provide goods or services, or our sponsors or supporters who may wish to contact you from time to time. They may also include marketing, market participation and research companies.

Where consent has not been provided we may provide information which has been de-identified (so that it is no longer personal information and does not identify you) to:

  • organisations which carry out marketing, market and participation research for us for the purpose of carrying out such research and providing us with advice;
  • organisations which provide us with support, sponsorship or are beneficiaries.

We take reasonable steps to ensure that any third parties who we disclose your personal information to are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

We may disclose your personal information to Facebook on so that Facebook can send you advertisements about future Dry July events and initiatives. Your details will be hashed before they are sent to Facebook, and Facebook only briefly uses the data for matching purposes then deletes it: If you would prefer not to see these advertisements or wish to opt out of having your details provided to Facebook, please contact us on [email protected].

In addition, we may disclose your personal information to:

  • your authorised representatives or your legal advisers (when requested by you to do so);
  • as required or authorised by law, including to government and regulatory authorities and other organisations; and
  • our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors and lawyers.

Changes to personal information

Management of personal information in your Account and Your Content is governed by you. You are responsible for changing these as required by you from time to time.

We require your assistance to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose and which you use and disclose to us is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We ask that you:

  • let us know if there are any errors in your personal information which we have collected; and keep us up-to-date with changes to your personal information which we have collected such as your name or e-mail address.

If you have difficulty in doing this, you should contact us for help by emailing us at [email protected].

You have a right to seek access to the personal information we hold about you. In order to do this, please email us at [email protected] or call 1300 DRY JULY.

If you have any queries about our privacy practices or would like to make a complaint, then please contact us using the details above. We will endeavor to respond to all requests and complaints within 30 days. If we do not resolve a complaint to your satisfaction, then we would be happy to provide you with details of the regulator to which you can direct your complaint.

Please check this policy regularly as it is updated from time to time. If you cease to agree with its terms, then please let us know. Continued access to and use of the Dry July website will be understood by us to indicate that you agree to this Privacy Policy as updated from time to time.

Removing, requesting data deletion and correcting information

If you request us to remove or delete your personal information from our database or you wish us to amend or change the information we hold about you on our database, we will remove, delete, amend or change any such information on your request in accordance with your rights under applicable law. Such request should be made by email at [email protected] or by post at the following address:

Privacy Officer

Dry July Foundation
705, 6A Glen Street
Milsons Point
NSW 2061